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Hyper Reactive Airway Disease
What are the risks of slit therapy for allergies? I'm allergic to pretty much everything and have hyper reactive airway disease. Should I take slit?
SLIT: Sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops) is new compared to subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots). Only a few grass pollens have been studied in the slit group. Both have been shown to be effective in treating hay fever symptoms. However, not much is known about the effectiveness of other allergens in the slit group. A much higher dose of allergens are required in slit to induce tolerance.
Prevention is best: There are usually specific triggers such as smoke inhalation, allergens, and upper respiratory infections that exacerbate the reactive airway. Avoidance of your individual triggers is best. Once an episode is triggered, bronchodilators and inhaled steroids are usually necessary, sometimes oral steroids may be required.
Very mild asthma: More and more we are shying away from using that term. It is usually used to label very mild asthma that flares up very infrequently, usually due to a well-defined trigger like infections, wheather change, pollen, etc. There's a reason asthma meds like albuterol are used for this.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: It depends on who made the diagnosis and what criteria were used to make a diagnosis of reactive airway disease. We do know that historically patients with asthma who were either untreated or undertreated in childhood and adolescence went on to develop COPD in the future.See 1 more doctor answer
Our 2.5 year old son was diagnosed tioday with reactive airway disease. Should we go on vacation to aruba tomorrow?
Depends: It depends on how sick he is right now. If he is coughing a lot and wheezing, it's probably best not to go. However, if his oxygen saturation is good and the nebulizer treatments are helping, you just need to make sure you bring the machine and medications with you. It also depends on how long the flight is and how long your child can go in between treatments.
Seek care: Reactive airway disease aka asthma does not cause fevers. However, an upper respiratory illness that causes a fever can trigger his asthma. With his high fever, consider cool compresses and a dose of weight based acetaminophen. Try to keep him hydrated and call the doctors office tomorrow for further guidance.
I have been coughing for 3 weeks now. The inhalers only provide temporary relief. Its bad mostly in the morning and before I go to bed. My peak flow meter always reads 250 and 290 before and after inhaler. I have a reactive airway disease. Should I see
Is there a convection between lupus and reactive airway disease that does not respond to inhalers?
See details: Lupus is associated with restrictive lung disease which would not respond to inhlaers as a rule.
16 m.o. son, reactive airway disease, needs PE tubes, I'm afraid of anesthesia and it's effect on his RAD.?
Just let them know: RAD is not a reason not to have tubes, I have even used general anesthesia to stop a status asthmaticus in a kid with bad asthma (worked well when nothing else did). As long as the anesthesiologist knows the kids past history they can modify any plans they need to.See 1 more doctor answer
Recently I was diagnosed with reactive airway disease. The last two days I've had non stop wheezing and my inhaler doesn't seem to help.
Acute exacerbation: RAD is a general term for a lot of different disorders. If a rescue inhaler is not helping relieve symptoms the airways are too obstructed and this can lead to serious problems. Typically additional treatment is needed such as systemic or inhaled steroid or long acting bronchodilator. Even antibiotics have been used. Would recommend in-person urgent care or PCP visit to evaluate ASAP.
Can umeclidium be used for the treatment of reactive airway disease? Vs a steroid? I am still coughing a bit with the steroid. Would other be better?
I have reactive airway disease, and my pulse ox has been ranging from 90 to 94, Is a nebulizer treatment sufficient to address this?
1yr old was dx'd w/ reactive airway disease. He's on albuterol 4x/day. His cough has gotten more painful/frequent since using it. Is this normal?
Is flovent and proventil (albuterol) normally prescribed to someone who is suffering from COPD or reactive airway disease?
Yes: These are standard treatment for the respiratory diseases that cause airflow obstruction.See 3 more doctor answers
My allergist diagnosed me with reactive airway disease. He then put me on qvar, zyrtec (cetirizine) and ventolin. I''m kinda confused about the diagnoses...?
Qvar and Ventolin: Qvar is an inhaled corticosteroid and decreases inflammation in your bronchial tubes. It is called a controller, because it decreases the frequency of attacks. Ventolin is a bronchodilator and is used to relieve chest tightness or coughing right away, so it is called a rescue medication. Zyrtec is an antihistamine and is used for nasal itch, sneeze and running. You haven't described your symptoms.
I have reactive airway disease-- could that be causing this deep wheeze coming from throat to stomach?
Yes it may be so: Yes reactive airway disease can cause it, you should cosult your doctor if you do not have any meds and instrctions how and when to use. You may need inhaled meds and/or combination of both consult your doctor.
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